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right now at 5:00 the funeral for a leader of the hell's angels turns into a crime scene in san jose. we'll have a live report on that. also, it is now a worldwide political mement and in oakland a hollywood star led the demonstration. and the obama administration has had a change of plans for the withdrawal of soldiers in iraq. the news at 5:00 starts right now. good evening. i'm diane dwyer. we have developing news out of south bay. a funeral in san jose for a member of the hell's angel turned violent. shots were fired inside the chapel at the cemetery.
we're at the oak hills cemetery in san jose with more. >> reporter: police are looking into what led up to the deadly shooting and who was involved. it is a very active crime scene as some of the surrounding streets have been shut down so police can get in there and look for any evidence that is available. police say they started giving calls at 1:00 this afternoon at oak hills cemetery where a funeral was being held for jethro pettigrew who was president of the san jose chapter of the hell's angels. police say they were aware of the service and had necessary resources on hand but they would not elaborate on where their offices were at the time of the shooting or if there were any under cover officers at the funeral. police say one man was shot and killed. they have identified him as a member of the hell's angels. police say their detectives indicated that the crime scene had been tampered with by the time they got to the victim but would not give us any details on
how exactly it may have been compromised. one woman who was at the funeral said she and her husband had just left when she heard about the shooting. >> i'm just shocked. i'm really shocked that something would happen because i've known hell's angels and all the other groups for years and years and years and there is a code of ethics. you never do anything at a funeral. i mean, just -- that is completely abominable. >> reporter: police say so far no one has been arrested and they have no suspects. right now they are still working on interviewing witnesses. police say there were 4,000 people at the funeral for pettigrew when the shooting occurred. he was shot last month in a casino in sparks, nevada allegedly by a member of the rival club. the cemetery has been shut down as well as the surrounding streets as i mentioned as investigators gather what evidence they can. live in san jose, kimberly
terry, nbc. >> thank you. tens of thousands of people around the world took to the streets today in solidarity with the occupy wall street movement that started in new york on september 17th. in rome protester violence today as police use tear gas and water cannons to try to disperse the crowd. people set cars on fire and others broke windows at banks and shops. there were also many peaceful protests across the world where thousands marched against everything from corruption to capitalism. brian mooar has that part of the story. >> reporter: in nearly a month what began as a protest to occupy wall street has gone global. demonstrators have taken up the cause in london, rome, berlin, paris as far away as hong kong and australia. >> including women who fight for our rights. >> reporter: in washington, d.c. the reverend al sharpton joined
ranks with the protesters. >> it's time for us to occupy wall street, occupy washington, occupy alabama. we come to take our country back to the people. >> reporter: the message was the same in columbia, south carolina. >> we protest and people ride by and honk and say, get a job. i would love to get a job. i would really love to get a job. >> reporter: the latest nbc news/"wall street journal" poll shows the protesters are not alone. 37% of americans support the cause. >> we are calling on people everywhere! >> reporter: where this demonstration began the protesters say they are doing a lot more than making noise. they're trying to change the world. until they do, they say they're not going anywhere. brian mooar, nbc news. >> protests also continued in new york today. police arrested 24 people for trespassing after they reportedly stormed into a citi bank in manhattan.
on the occupy wall street website by the way the group listed ten goals. among them to prosecute leaders who violate the constitution and make term limits for congress and create jobs for public works as well as end the wars in iraq and afghanistan. here in the bay area the occupy movement is also growing. in oakland right now thousands of protesters are getting support from some east bay mayors and one hollywood celebrity. nbc bay area's mike francis is in downtown oakland with that part of the story for us. monty? >> reporter: good evening. the occupy oakland movement started about five days ago when people started camping out here. thousands of people today took part in a march from lady college and that march ended here about an hour ago. the march had a message of jobs not cuts. it was organized in part by the group movon.org. while the march and rally focused on jobs there continue to be a number of competing
messages out here. we saw signs for legalizing marijuana, anti-war signs, even some speaking out about oscar grant. but for the most resounding message it seems to be about the disparity between the ultra rich and the middle class. actor danny glover was one of the speakers here today. we spoke to him one-on-one about 40 minutes ago. here is how he defined the message. >> people are going to talk about how do i get bread on my family's table? how do i get work again? how do i use my skills as a man with skills or a woman with skills for employment and to make a living? that's the basic thing. we're talking about something much bigger. we have to talk about a shift in resources, a shift in income. >> reporter: of course this is part of a much bigger movement which began as the occupy wall street event in new york city. at the start of today's march oakland's mayor and richmond's mayor both spoke and voiced their support of the jobs not
cuts message. now many of the protesters have already left following the march. as you can see live there are others who are still camped out here in front of the city hall. they have no immediate plans to leave. live in oakland tonight, monty francis, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, monty. just two days after taking the reins as oakland's interim police chief howard jordan took the spotlight along the mayor today as the city's first neighborhood safety summit occurred. they outlined a plan to cut crime in oakland. hundreds of people showed up to discuss the plan which calls for community involvement and focused city resources on oakland's most dangerous neighborhoods. >> we can't arrest our way out of crime. we have to look at other ways to try to reduce crime and having a laser focus, which is what we talked about, putting officers in strategic locations where we think that most violent crimes are taking place gives us that opportunity. >> the summit is part of the
mayor's comprehensive strategy to fight a sharp rise in serious crime in oakland. there were also educational work shops on a wide variety of public safety topics from oakland's violence intervention strategies and gang awareness training to personal safety and self-protection training. eight years in iraq and tonight news that the u.s. troops will withdraw fully from the country by january. that's about a year earlier than planned. a senior u.s. military official confirmed the departure. all american troops will reportedly leave iraq except for about 160 soldiers who will be attached to the u.s. embassy in baghdad. the 41,000 u.s. troops currently in iraq will reportedly go to kuwait before heading home or on to other locations. more than 4400 american military members have died in iraq since early 2003. coming up next at 5:00 governor jerry brown honored the late steve jobs. we'll show you what steve wozniak says about the future of apple. also, are the asery close
to being one step closer to moving to san jose? we'll explain. and living the high life. we'll show you what it's like to be a crane operator at the port of oakland and how it might have just inspired george lucas and "star wars." here is aook at san francisco temperatures to kick off the weekend running cooler as you can see. 60s and 70s around the bay area. what we're really watching out for late tonight and into tomorrow morning could be a chance of some showers. we'll talk more about that in the forecast and then come right back.
also tomorrow apple will hold an invitation only memorial at stanford university for some of silicon valley's biggest names and those closest to jobs. another memorial is planned for apple employees on wednesday at the cupertino campus. yesterday marked another significant day for the company as people lined up for hours to get their hands on jobs' most recent creation the iphone 4 f. apple cofounder steve wozniak says he hopes the company continues to run as it did under jobs' leadership. >> just hoping somehow it runs for a long time the way steve ran it. >> you must have some worries. >> i do but long term, very long term. i mean for the next two years it's going to seem like the products came out that steve would have, you know, created and brought out and that's the important thing that apple does is create products. >> wozniak waited in line, get this, for more than 20 hours to be the first to get his iphone 4 s at the apple store in lass gatos.
we're following breaking news out of san jose tonight. terminal b at san jose's international airport was evacuated about an hour ago due to concerns about a fire. firefighters say an electrical malfunction set off alarms in the terminal. no one was hurt and people are now allowed back inside the terminal but flights are being delayed. in oakland today u.s. and foreign tactical teams joined forces to practice for a possible terrorist attack or other emergency. the majority of teams in this year's alameda county exercise
are from the bay area but there are also three teams from jordan and a team from the israeli national police. the exercise runs until monday and includes 32 different xen r scenarios with life or death situations such as infrastructure sabotage, mass transit shooting, and airplane hijacking. >> for all the people, you know. when i face a situation like this here, maybe when i get it in real life i will act in a correct way in the future. >> the bay area terror training program is the largest of its kind in the united states. it takes a year to plan and about a million dollars to produce. all right. it is certainly not for those afraid of heights. the port of oakland is one of the busiest ports in the country and is all run from a perch more than a hundred feet high. nbc bay area photo journalist mike anderson takes a look into the high life so to speak of a crane operator and explains how the cranes may have inspired hollywood history.
>> hi. i'm bill and i am a crane operator. when you drive over the bay bridge and you see those big white things over there that's what i operate. anything in the bay area probably comes through the port of oakland. our job is to either take them off or put them on the ship. i don't think much about what's in the containers. i just pick them up and put them down. i think the height is about 110 feet. the controls in the crane are basically just two joy sticks like in a video game and the bottom of the crane is just clear glass. underneath the cab there's about a hundred feet of cable. that's the hardest part of operating the crane is controlling that. if you doesn't it is very unsafe. you have a 30-ton box swinging overhead. i hate to say it but it happens. you see things down there that you just, you know, kind of roll with the punches and keep going.
there's a local legend saying that george lucas used the port cranes as a model for one of his creatures in "star wars." we did find out that george lucas said it wasn't true but we still believe it. when i first started on the water front i looked at that piece of equipment and said i don't want no part of that. if you're afraid of heights, forget it. now it's just like driving a car. unfortunately, operating for 13 years that's your mindset. i got to go up and drive and do as many containers safely as i can. this is just a job but i enjoy it. >> just looking straight down like that that i don't like. all right. for some perspective each crane operator moves about 200 large crates each day. right now we'll check in with our meteorologist and i have to say it was a lovely day out there today. >> it was nice. you had san jose there just over your shoulder. we've got clouds coming into the south bay right now.
71 degrees in oakland. we have partly cloudy skies. you notice though the seabreeze has picked up this evening which is the reason why our temperatures have dropped down a little bit from yesterday around this time. also 71 right now in san jose. we got the northwest wind at 13 into san francisco. quite a cooldown. yesterday we were in the mid 80s. right now 64 degrees. southwest wind at 14. also seeing the partly cloudy skies. bay area wide now we're in the 60s and 70s. still close to 80 down around gilroy, livermore. we'll see about the same temperature spread tomorrow but for the north bay is where we could start to see changes coming up as we head into later tonight and tomorrow morning. in fact, there is a slight chance of seeing some isolated showers north of marin county tomorrow. otherwise partly cloudy skies for the rest of the bay area and come monday reforming once again. you saw the clouds in the sky camera views. you can see a few up by san francisco and a little more to the east by san jose. this is mid level and high level moisture that's been coming through the day but offshore we have a little bit of deeper moisture right in there that is going to start to move across the north bay later on tonight
and into tomorrow. so for areas i think north of the golden gate, especially from midnight tonight until about noon tomorrow we will see a chance of some showers, maybe some thundershowers in the coastal range out by ukiah and as high pressure builds back monday we'll see highs back to the mid to upper 80s on monday and a stronger seabreeze bringing the temperatures back down again come tuesday and wednesday. partly cloudy tonight. slight chance of the north bay showers. we'll see 50s to maybe near 60 for low temperatures tonight. then for tomorrow, we'll see high temperatures pretty much in range of what we had today. still near 80 in gilroy. 79 degrees for morgan hill. closer to san jose we'll see temperatures in the mid 70s. not too bad with the best chances for seeing a few isolated showers we think north of marin county. very likely north of sonoma county, too. you can see the temperatures around the east bay pretty comfortable for your sunday afternoon. mid 70s and lakeport 76 degrees. also 76 around santa rosa. so our seven-day forecast is actually looking a little
cooler. we have the one day warm up on monday and the seabreeze is going to stick around and we'll see the highs in the 70s and maybe one more chance of showers for the north bay come wednesday. >> okay. temporary set for a couple weeks. thank you, rob. let's check in with henry with comcast sportsnet. what's going on? >> diane, of course as you just mentioned sportsnet right here and if you're going to be a die-hard fan you have to be true to the game. we'll show you some fans who can write a book on how to support your theme. that's next from the xfinity sports desk. >> created a fault line with the return of the quake in 2008.
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welcome back to nbc bay area and the nfl you can't dodge anyone. sooner or later the top teams are forced to prove who's the cream of the crop. niners can silence their doubters by taking care of the undefeated detroit lions tomorrow. coach jim harbaugh and the guys are in the motor city, kickoff set for 10:00 yesterday. niners on top today. they will improve to 5-1 this weekend. >> as you can see last year we didn't do too well when we played on the road. when we get out there we tend to do another practice to make sure our legs is ready and we got our bluff on. everybody is ready to go. >> every single week we go into these games with one intent and that is to do everything we can to prepare ourselves to win and go out and execute and win the
football game. that's all that's ever on our mind. >> reporter: over to soccer, when it comes to loyalty san jose earthquakes might have the best fans in the league. 1906 ultras are the main supporter group for the quakes and these die-hard fans have their own special section at buck shaw stadium and the oakland coliseum. >> reporter: section 109 is rumbling at buck shaw stadium. the 1906 ultras want to get everyone involved to bring the bay area a jolt they haven't felt in a very long time. >> a big thing to move them, a
phenomenon, so we -- you know, at the level, hard core, you know, loud, singing the whole game. >> goal! a huge goal in traffic! >> reporter: the 1906 ultras created a fault line with the return of the quakes in 2008. and they're keeping the atmosphere alive. >>. [ chanting ] >> we are good friends with the players. we love the players. >> reporter: at home and even on the road the 1906 ultras are true to the black and blue. >> we're about the brotherhood in and out of the game. >> reporter: thank you, jim. very nice story. also, diane, we got a big story
a little bit later tonight. stanford is on the football field right now. they're leading washington state. they just scored. it's 9-0 with the chance to kick the extra point. all your highlights once again coming up tonight. >> very exciting news. thank you, henry. when we the ak arek the as getting closer to moving to san jose? we'll show you. mmm... if i were cheese...
the oakland as could be one step closer to moving to the south bay thanks to the ball club owner who may spend his own money give or take about $24 million to buy six parcels of land in san jose. the news comes after san jose's cash-strapped redevelopment agency wasn't able to afford the remaining properties to complete the ballpark. the san jose city council is scheduled to meet on tuesday to discuss terms of the sale and there are of course many other steps before the as can move south, among them commissioner bud selig. most of the team owners and san jose voters would have to give